Siddharth Ahuja's scientific contributions

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Review Article Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgew. (CD) commonly known as Caper tree/ Karira is a small much, branched shrub. It is an important species of desert and arid regions to the tropical and subtropical regions of India, Arabia, Pakistan and Africa including Egypt. It provides vegetative cover in dry, hot, sandy desert areas, improves soil,...
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Strikingly similar fruits of Cordia dichotoma, C. myxa and C. sinensis are known as Lasora in vernacular languages in India and Pakistan. The trio has been used since ages in India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Arab and Africa as folk medicine and in Ayurvedic, Arabian, Chinese, Unani (Greek), Persian and Siddha systems of medicine. Most of plant parts,...
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Abstract Basmati is an important food item as well as export commodity. Indian subcontinent has been bestowed by Mother Nature for this exclusive food and production area. Three colour variants have been known in Basmati as in many other rice varieties. Basmati surpasses all other scented varieties in shape, appearance, taste and quality. It has be...
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Vitex negundo (nirgundi, in Sanskrit and Hindi) is a deciduous shrub naturalized in many parts of the world. Some consider it to have originated in India and the Philippines. There is no reference to nirgundi in the Vedas, while several references occur in post-Vedic works. In India, the plant has multifarious uses: basketry, dyeing, fuel, food, st...
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Coconut palm is considered as a native of Malesia, a bio-geographical region that includes Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea, and several Pacific Island groups. Coconut has been recorded in archaeological excavations and epigraphic inscriptions, in Sanskrit scriptures of religious, agricultural, and Ayurvedic importance, and in histo...
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The bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae, is grown worldwide in the tropical climates of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Human utilization of the gourd dates back to thousands of years, and it was long prized as a container before the advent of pottery. This paper discusses the history of the bottle gour...

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... Cordia, locally known as Gonda, Lasora, Lehsua, Indian cherry, Assyrian Plum or Bird's Nest Tree, belongs to the Boraginaceae family and is grown across India except for the high hills and the temperate climates [36]. Cordia is a fast-growing tree with a beautiful inverted dome/umbrella crown, utilized as an avenue tree and ornamental furniture; ovate, alternate and stalked leaves used as fodder during hot summer when green grasses are not available and also used as rearing lac insect [37,38]. Trees bear white color hermaphrodite flowers in March and drupaceous green unripe fruit ready for harvesting from April to June. ...
... India ranks second in the production of rice in the world next to China accounting for 24.5% of overall world rice production . India is one of the major centers for rice production particularly the aromatic royal Basmati rice (165)(166)(167)(168)(169)(170)(171)(172)(173)(174)(175)(176). Basmati, the unique aromatic quality rice is a natures gift to Indian sub-continent. ...
... It acts as an antifeedant, repellent, repugnant agent and induces sterility in insects this is cost efficient practice. This reduces the infestation of various stored grain insects and seeds can be stored for longer period (37,38). Similarly, hanging of cobs in smoke emitting areas such as kitchen is considered as rational method of maize storage in which the cobs remain untouched with soil, remain safe for longer period from infestation of stored grain pests and rodents (39). ...
... Coconut palm, Cocos nucifera L. belongs to the Arecaceae family commonly known as "Tree of Life" or "Kalpavriksha," which provides livelihood to billions of people across the world (Ahuja et al, 2014). It is grown for oil, coconut meat, coconut water and raw ingredients for the coir industry. ...